Entomology Database Assistant

Kampala, Uganda


Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order I. Task Order 1 supports the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID in planning and implementing an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria.

Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2010, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt will also continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance. .

Key Roles and responsibilities:
•Update available databases and perform data entry of all entomology field assessments and respond to data entry needs and requirements as guided by the project.
•Perform regular entomology data cleaning to ensure data quality.

•Participate in data collection and verification processes of entomology data.
•Responsible for verifying daily data-backups and proper filing and storing of both electronic and paper-based entomological data.
•Make follow up of data errors with field team and the Entomology Field Coordinator.
•Prepare weekly reports and submit to the Entomology Field Coordinator. Work closely and provide feedback to the M&E team (Database Manager, M&E •Coordinator and M&E Manager with regard to data entry.
•File all paper forms by geographical area and date in binders after data entry. •Ensure the safety and correct use of the equipment issued.
•Review the data collection tools and ensure that each of the district data is filed as per the filing requirements.
•Perform any other project duty assigned by Abt Associates.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualification Requirements:
•A Bachelor’s degree/Diploma such as Education, Computer science, Information technology or other relevant discipline is required. A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience performing M&E tasks and assignments.
•Experience performing data quality assurance.
•Experience in data entry.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the project, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision,
•Excellent computer skills, computer software programs, including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Experience working with DHIS2 is an added advantage.
•Experience working in international development programs desirable.
•English language fluency.

Job Education Requirements: Dgree

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Job application procedure
All candidates should send applications to [email protected]  with the position tide in the subject line of the email. Documentation required to be considered includes a Cover Page, CV, biodata form, payslip from the most recent position held, copies of educational certificates/degrees, and contact information of at least 3 references we can contact must include email addresses and phone numbers).

Candidates selected for an interview will be sent a more detailed job description in advance of the interview. Applications that de pot follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be considered Deadline for submission of your application is Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Abt Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification,

Uganda, Kampala